USB headset works in Ubuntu but not Fedora

Karl Larsen k5di at
Tue Jul 10 20:31:05 UTC 2007

Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-07-10 at 18:55 +0000, Iain Cheyne wrote:
>> I am trying to transition to Fedora 7, and so far it's been easy, but I can't
>> get my new USB headset's mike working in Skype.
>> It's a Plantronics .Audio 500 USB.
>> Both "less /proc/asound/cards" and "less /proc/asound/devices" show that it is
>> detected fine.
>> I can get the headphones to work by setting the usb devices in the Skype
>> settings, but not the mike. I used the same config in Ubuntu Feisty and it
>> worked perfectly.
>> Any ideas?
>> -- 
>> Iain
> One more thing there was a extensive discussion on getting Skype and a
> microphone to work in the last few months on the fedora-list. You should
> look at that discussion.
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First I have a Bug in for the Alsa Mixer. Here is how I get it working 
but first let me say my headset is attached to the sound card. To see 
your mixer click on System Preferances  Personal and at the bottom 
Volume Control.

Now click on File Change device and if you have another change to that. 
Find the Micophone and by default it is turned OFF. Clear that and your 
mike will work. On Skype I am K5DIUSA


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